Maker Faire Bay Area 2019 May 17-19
Maker Faire Bay Area will not be held this May in 2020. Numerous factors including the potential impact of coronavirus as well as the transition last summer of Maker Media to Make: Community have influenced this decision. We have looked at dates for Maker Faire Bay Area in the Fall but we won’t decide to go ahead with an event until we can evaluate the impact and implications of this situation.
We appreciate the support and participation of so many makers and attendees for fourteen years at Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo. We continue to see the positive impact that the maker movement is having on education, community building, and business. We are thinking of new ways that we might create connections within the community and help grow and develop the community of makers around the world.
Thanks for a Spectacular Weekend!
PROGRAM GUIDE + MAP
Browse featured presenters and makers across 8 stages and more than 500 exhibits, and a map of Maker Faire Bay Area 2019. Downloadable PDF!
The Future We Make: Explore The 2019 Highlights
The future of 3D printing (spoiler: it’s now), AI, machine learning, open-source, digital fabrication, microcontrollers, DIY drones, the “right” to repair, and more.
Lacemaking, felting, laser cutting, soldering, light saber training, unicorns, breadboards, and more. Plus 40 advance-registration workshops for more in-depth, hands-on experiences.
Art + Spectacle
Giant sculptures, kinetic art, and racing mechs: meet some of the fantastic (and fantastical) works coming to Maker Faire Bay Area this year.
From projects that bring the cosmos to the classroom, to startups and venerable players pursuing innovative and beneficial commercial endeavors, the space community has new ventures happening on all sides.
Solving the world’s largest problem takes agile and open minds, prowess and fluency in technology, and interdisciplinary thinking. Climate protection is on the mind and in the hands of makers at Maker Faire Bay Area 2019.
Meet the 2019 Makers
Maria del Camino
Maria del Camino began with the vestige of a 1959 El Camino and the unfulfilled promise of a flying car. It is an electric vehicle that is mounted to a highly modified hydraulic excavator that may be operated manually or remotely via smart phone.
Scared Little Boy
What happens when a boy doesn't learn to process his anger, fear, and sadness? What if he has the nuclear codes? Scared Little Boy is a laser-cut LED artwork examining childhood innocence, mutual destruction, and the possibility of regeneration.
Navajo Technical University Makers
Demonstration of how Navajo cultural practices and perspectives help to better understand the benefits of Sustainable Energy. The harnessing of the Sun and Wind to power our homes in a nondestructive way.
What has our Young Maker Community been making? Young Makers work independently on projects and must apply to get space to share what they've made at the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth. Get inspired to start making, and show your best next year!
Mechatronics Interactive Experience
Student-created exhibits demonstrate concepts of engineering, art, science and physics. All of the exhibits are interactive, inviting the user to manipulate the device to delight and inspire learning.